Another blow for Ipswich Town as Adam Webster will miss the rest of the season

Adam Webster is out for the season

Adam Webster is out for the season - Credit: Picture: Steve Waller

Ipswich Town’s ailing season has been dealt another blow with the news that star defender Adam Webster will be out injured for the rest of the campaign.

The ex-Pompey defender, who has impressed during his first season with the Blues, injured his ankle in training and scans have shown ligament damage which will keep him sidelined for a significant spell.

The Blues have Luke Chambers, Christophe Berra and Paul Digby available to play centre-half at Huddersfield this weekend, with new addition Jordan Spence also eligible. Fellow new signing Kieffer Moore, though a striker, stands 6ft 6ins tall and could play at the back in an emergency.

Tommy Smith is still recovering from a back injury.

“Adam’s out for the rest of the season through injury,” boss Mick McCarthy told the official club website.

“He’s ruptured his ankle ligaments and it’s a big blow for us and for him.

“It’s sad for all of us, but more so for Adam as he’s had a great season so far. But that’s it now, unfortunately his season is over.”

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The news is the latest blow for the Blues in a season which has seen them descend into mediocrity, with a defeat at non-league Lincoln in the FA Cup Third Round on Tuesday night a new low point.

Many fans are now calling for under-fire boss Mick McCarthy to leave, although he is battling with one of the smallest transfer budgets in the Championship, and has several key players out injured.

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